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longer than all of us. >> where in china do you make your mattresses? >> we're in china? i don't think so. reporter: robin, the third generation, her grandfather, edward, was a mattress equipment saysman from chicago who came to san francisco in 1898 with his brother, leonard. if they were to visit the factory on minnesota street today they would be proud to see the company they offend still -- they founded still going strong. >> the benefit is we're in charge of the quality. >> easy to say. not so easy to do. when they say they make their mattresses from scratch in america, they mean it. beginning with the cotton, they blend and machine into batting. to the coils, which they wire, manufactured in california, then turn, bent, tw twisted by machine, and finished by a former street sweeper. >> all hand-made. >> by your hand. >> by my hand, yeah, all of our hand. >> they build mattresses the old-fashioned way, same tags they always have as reflected through almost a century's worth of orders and receipts that remain on file. the system is definitely old school but it works. when a customer c
will improve over the next three to four years, better sales, more construction and higher prices. china now has the longest high speed rail line in the world more than 1400 miles. trains began traveling this morning. top speeds of 200 miles an hour. that's america's money, . -- >>> good morning. you are looking live from sutro cam it is raining out there, going to be in most places right now heading from san francisco into south san francisco and alameda. >>> san francisco's city officials could pay municipal workers to take better care of themselves to save on health the city is trying to come up with a plan in response to a study that phone 66% of workers were overweight or 0 -- that found 66% of workers were overweight or obese, so were their children. >>> severe storms swept part of the country yesterday triggering more than#tgñ 30 tornadoes. dreams of a white christmas came true but caused major travel headaches. wendy gillette joins us live from new york with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. there are now reports ofíÑxeo 34 tornadoes spawned by this storm system. the national
be limited to a couple of degrees. majority of the increase comes from china and carbon the oxide pollution. the nine states in germany are the only two countries to reduce their carbon dioxide pollution. that amounts to two, 4 million lbs. of carbon dioxide released into the air every single second. >> if you have found yourself using social media in the bathroom. you are not the only one. a new report out today shows that one- third of the heaviest social media users ages 18-24 ssi such as facebook and twitter in the back up. ages 35-34 our bathroom--35-44 both sexes are likely to use social networks and beckham. social in the back on. >> we will see how bad is that the morning commute goes on. taking a double live look outside from our roof camera on the left and our bay bridge cam on the right. we're looking at filing some dry conditions as you make your way on the road. how long will the dry weather last. it may not be much longer. let us get the fed is on your forecast. >> we are looking had an increase in a cloud cover to day. head of another storm system to stay until wednesday. and
years. starbucks is also planning to expand overseas, particularly in china. check this out, starbucks is now offering a limited edition stainless steel gift card. the card costs $450, but is only worth $400 in store credit, plus a free brew on your birthday. >>> as ktvu's rita williams reports, his quartet's take 5 is one of the most well known jazz standards of all-me. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: a modern jazz giant, dave brubeck died of heart failure today on his way to a doctor's appointment in connecticut. but his roots are here in california. >> he will be remembered as someone who was fearless. >> reporter: that's at the university of pacific in stockton, where streets are named for him, an institute bears his name, and where he met his life. he enrolled to be a central valley rancher like his dad, but his passion came from his classic musically trained mother. he was drawn to study with this man, french composer, darius mio. >> mio gave him sort of the permission to be himself, and also to be an experimentalist. >> included in this group, phil brubeck. >>> albumming of the octe
in china. check this out, starbucks is now offering a limited edition stainless steel gift card. the card costs $450, but is only worth $400 in store credit, plus a free brew on your birthday. >>> as ktvu's rita williams reports, his quartet's take 5 is one of the most well known jazz standards of all-time. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: a modern jazz giant, dave brubeck died of heart failure today on his way to a doctor's appointment in connecticut. but his roots are here in california. >> he will be remembered as someone who was fearless. >> reporter: that's at the university of pacific in stockton, where streets are named for him, an institute bears his name, and where he met his life. he enrolled to be a central valley rancher like his dad, but his passion came from his classic musically trained mother. he was drawn to study with this man, french composer, darius mio. >> mio gave him sort of the permission to be himself, and also to be an experimentalist. >> included in this group, phil brubeck. >>> albumming of the octet that proceeded his quartet. tomorrow he would have turned 92 years
the world will end december 21. dams day believers exist everywhere but china has the highest percentage apparently. >> back here. cal-trans today appointed the first woman to be the state chief engineer. carla will be responsible for all engineering aspects of the department construction projects across the state. she will oversee 9,000 employees and annual budget of nearly 2 billion dollars. she has been with cal-trans for 26 years. >>> times person of the year will be known tomorrow but 2 ceo from silicon are among the fineist. yahoo and apple found e o are in the running. an cook replaced steve jobs last year when the former ceo passed away. the other 6 nominee include president obama. bill and hilary clinton. egyptian president morsi and undocumented americans. we shall find out tomorrow. >> come up. major step toward equity for women in the military. the decade long ban on its way toward being lifted. >> plus. i'm if sacramento. in response to the connecticut shooting state lawmakers introduced more gun control la laws. state treasurer wants to pull investment money fr
got to be christmas time somewhere? christmas eve? this is from taiwan, china. have a good night. here you go. you, too. i'm going to dream about that steak. i'm going to dream about that tiramisu. what a night, huh? but, um, can the test drive be over now? head back to the dealership? [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a passat. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. visit vwdealer.com today. u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed optio
was positive and that was key after getting positive manufacturing reports out of china and europe with the market going in the right direction this morning. let's take a look at the numbers. the dow is up by 34 points. nasdaq gaining 12. s&p moving higher by 4 points. back to you guys. >> we'll take it. jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com, thank you. >>> well, a new study says that when you got to go, social media apparently goes with you. [ laughter ] >> apparently so. >> people are tweeting on the toilet. according to some new data, nearly one-third of social media users ages 18 to 24 make social connections while in the bathroom. and the same goes for 28% of those 25 to 34 and 15% of 35 to 44-year-olds. both sexes are equally likely to do it in the bathroom. so if you want to borrow someone's phone -- [ laughter ] >> if they are over 50 maybe. otherwise, forget it. >>> today is an anniversary that will please or annoy you. 20 years ago today neil pap worth sent the first-ever text message merry christmas and sent it to the cell phone or vodafone executive richard jarv
agency announced their decision to launch a space satellite on saturday. russia and china both urged north korea on monday to not proceed with the planned rocket launch. >> welcome back. the top stories we're following at this hour. san francisco police are on the scene at a crash that happened just before 4:00 this morning. it happened on the corner of fall some and essex streets following a chase that started when the driver failed to yield. police are investigating the incident as a possible d u i. >> the local police force will not be subject to a federal takeover. oakland mayor jean quan and police chief howard jordan announced the agreement yesterday periods both sides have agreed to appoint a compliance director to make sure the remaining reforms from riders case are completed. >> the number of people seeking unemployment aid fell sharply last week as a temporary spike caused by super storm sandy has faded. weekly applications have fallen back to a level consistent with a modest hiring. the labor department says applications drop 25,000 last week off to a seasonally adjusted 3
on saturday. russia and china both urged north korea on monday to not proceed with the planned rocket launch. 3çíño% >> it is 8:44 a.m.. >> we do have our eyes on the weather. here is a look at the golden gate bridge. we should have sunshine by the time you hit the toll plaza. there is still a lot cloud cover outside. >> the good news is that we was see drying weather for the next several days. there are low clouds and fog but overall is not a huge problem. we can see some areas of fog but we're not seeing any dents. this afternoon we are expecting more sunshine. it will be partly cloudy and cool. temperatures right now as you wake up has downtown san francisco at 53 degrees. santa rosa is a 52 degrees. future cast for temperatures by noon it will be in the '60s. >> most of us will be in the low to mid 60's so it will be a fairly nice day especially with the sun. we will cool down this afternoon, right around the '50s for most areas by 8:00 p.m.. it will be a pretty pleasant evening. you should get ready for more sunshine for friday and into the weekend. it temperatures in the south bay a
of the conference in due by. this group is worried that russia, china and other middle eastern countries will be pushing for tighter web restrictions. >>> nasa is expected to give an update on the mission to mars later today. this will be happening in san francisco at the annual fall meeting at the annual geo goes physical meeting -- geophysical meeting. they will be given the mars rover update. >>> nine minutes before 8:00, a new multi-million dollar sports complex could be coming to san rafael. more on deet is -- more on the decision the city council faces tonight. >>> and also the mayor of detroit is in san francisco. he's settling a bet. what he will be doing today more than a months after the giants win the world series. (car horn) paying with your smartphone instead of cash... (phone rings) that's a step forward. with chase quickpay, you can send money directly to anyone's checking account. i guess he's a kicker... again, again! oh, no you don't! take a step forward and chase what matters. >>> the fate of a multi-million dollar soccer complex in san rafael may be decide. after seve
. >>> researchers in china found a way to create blood cells using urine. researchers hope to one day use the new technique to treat diseases such as alzheimer's and parkinson's. >>> san francisco renters could soon find out ahead of time if they will be living next door to smokers. san francisco's board of supervisors could soon require landlords to give potential tenants a list of apartments where smoking is allowed. a city committee approved a plan and the board is expected -- board is expected to vote on it next ban. >>> 7:23. where is the smartest city in north america? one website says san francisco is the second smartest city. san francisco has a lining entrepreneurial economy -- this rhining entrepreneur economy, the report says, but they say it is near colleges and universities. behind san francisco are seattle and vancouver. >>> 7:23. we want to check in with sal. see what's happening on the roads. sal? >> yeah. boston has harvard. >> right. >> let's take a look at what we have. it's cambridge, technically. but you know what i mean. southbound 880, we have slow traffic. we also have slo
is at now? >> where is? >> we don't know. he's somewhere. he's moving very fast. he was in china a few hours ago. norad has partnered with the mapping service to show the stops around the world. >> and misspoke earlier. i said yahoo was the finance company of the year. it is actually yahoo voted the gap as the top finance company of the years. >>> let's check in with tara. >> that's right. in free -- fremont. this is at a housing development at mallory and peralta. it happened last night at 7:00. this tree landed on top of worse cars. crews have removed -- two cars. crews removed most of it. but it is taking extra time. if you have storm photos, tweet them to us at ktvu. at the bay bridge toll plaza, no traffic at all. it will probably look like this tomorrow. but the day after christmas not likely because of all of the sales. so be prepared. 280 at the 880 split, no delays. >>> we're try today. we'll be et -- we're dry today. we'll be wet tomorrow. we continue to watch minor flooding at the russian river. moderate take at guerneville. cresting a little bit. there's your extended forecast, w
is the economy that is in recession. many will be watching to see how he handles high tensions with china as the two countries spar over disputed islands. as well as north korea which deidentified the international community launching a rocket that skirted japan's territory. there is also japan's energy policy with him suggesting nuclear power will stay on the table despite ongoing troubles. >> new, a major blow to the syria government. the general of the military police appeared on television last night and announced he was defecting and joining the rebels. while dozens have left since the crisis started he is one of the highest ranging to abandon the government. >>> the taliban is claiming responsibility for a suicide bombing outside a united states base in eastern afghanistan. officials say a car bomb went off at the gates of camp chapman. the blast killed a security guard and two delivery truck drivers. officials say the base has been targeted by attacks in the past. >>> egypt has a new constitution. the president signed the constitution into law more than ten million voted to suppor
. a man said to be in his 40s or 50s flying on the southbound tracks at the rail station in china basin. authorities say his injuries were consistent with a vehicle collision. they are still investigating how it happened. >> a building in san francisco destroyed by fire. that fire started around 1:00 yesterday afternoon. the zoo closed down to accommodate crews who needed to access the building. one firefighter was taken to the optional for smoke inhalation. officials say that fire does appear to be vicious. but pope also built in 1925 and was closed in 1971. >> it has not been around for the past two years, but today the holiday train is back. when and where you can catch santa. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. of green giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪ and fe
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